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by SSCBen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: 5 Min epoxy.
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Hmm, that's odd, I've never used any epoxy in any of the things I have that are capable of being a portable QFD!

I only have a roll of the 5 min epoxy, and yet my 2700 still is lying in a box unassembled. I didn't try it at all because I was afraid it wouldn't be strong enough.
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Auto-mounted watersquirter! - Seeking car-mounted squirtgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

tallwater2 wrote:That sounds great, Doom, if you can give instructions!
Drat, I've completely forgotton about this topic. I am very sorry, I'll try to get some diagrams and stuff edited in this post by tonight.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 950

My handle must be longer. That was one of the things I wanted to add to the article. There's so many, I am just rewriting it. I want to put legnths and label the parts on the picture.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Uhh, mine was made out of 3/4" too, only the pressurized side though because the 1/2" stuff is the same size as the pump and the 1/2" check valves are cheaper.
by SSCBen
Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Duct tape won't seal right. Electrical tape is closer, but not perfect. O rings are the best, just a little harder to get working. Below is the text from the article, I'll try to edit in the pics later today. Alright, here is it, the most powerful pump-action air pressure water gun you can find. I'...
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: making some homemades - ... finally
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Why can't you go to my site? It should work for everyone, only sniper was banned from it. The PCs were made out of two (2) 4" pieces 3" ID PVC. I plan very much on rewriting that entier article in the near future actually, mostly adding more helpful pics (and possible a new trigger valve idea). [ed...
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K-Modding - A few questions and thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 1615

Of course it is, most parts are detachable somehow. Look at the 2100's nozzle, you can screw it off! I did and put some teflon tape on the threads, even though I doubt it would ever have leaked from there.
by SSCBen
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Portable QFD - It's a fantastic idea
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

I'm actually considering attempting to make a portable QFD that doesn't use pre-pressurization of any time. Instead, like soakers so, it'd just be a good, solid water pump with a hose-connection adapter to interface with the QFD. My main problem is that I haven't found a good, but cheap hand-held w...
by SSCBen
Sat Jul 24, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: In the Heart of the Beast - Monster XL Internal
Replies: 6
Views: 847

I think that MXL PCs overpressurizing is a common problem. I've heard of several cases of that happening, even so much that the PC cracked completely. I couldn't find any topics in my quick searchs, so I don't have anything to reference. All you can do is prevent it from happening, don't overpressu...
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Water Warriors ArmorDillo - Hose Connection Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 963

There are these special O-ring shaped things that are in most hose connections. If the Armor-Dillo lacks this, you could buy some and put them in. I believe they should be in the gardening section of a home improvement store. If it has that or it doesn't work, then try the teflon tape.
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: looking for a cheap CPS-class blaster - anyone got one?
Replies: 13
Views: 1096

If you live in the eastern US, try looking at Sports Authority or Sports Mart. I've heard of (and bought) a few CPS 2100s from a SA. You also could try homemades if you are adventurous.
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Auto-mounted watersquirter! - Seeking car-mounted squirtgun
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

try epoxy or lots of hot glue. hot glue usually makes a pretty good seal. Uhh, no, actually hot glue rarely ever makes a good seal. Especially under pressure. You probably could get a bunch of latex rubber tubes off of McMaster and make a larger QFD type gun, that way you won't have to pump it. Hou...
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 33
Views: 2700

:blazer: :soakon2: This must be some foreign language, I'm having trouble decoding it. :O The 2100 is cheaper currently, so that got my vote. If they were the same price it would really depend on what the user wanted. The 2100 lacks a strap, and the 1200 lacks a guide pumps. Other than that they ar...
by SSCBen
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: 4100 Disassembly - A look at the ol' innards
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Of course they would be, what do you think SSCentral's internals section is for? It is a little small though, you likely could get a many more internal pics. I would like to see that. :) it looks as if you could saw the inner nozzle and get close to a 60x or more Impossible, there is no soaker that...
by SSCBen
Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Testing the Piranha - ^
Replies: 24
Views: 2055

You could do a simple mod to fix that sucking noise. I tried it on 2 of my CPS soakers as a test. You can read about it at this SSC topic.

Maybe Big Bee could make a big soaker and call it the Great White! :cool:
by SSCBen
Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: PVC-kit - my kit for planning a homemade
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Nice! However I find that is too similar to my homemades, well actually my homemades plus a pepper-style reservoir. I prefer to draw mine out on paper because I find it is faster and I can refer to the original when drawing a final version, but if you like this way then it can get the same results ...
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Mid-Summer Status - How many battles have you had so far?
Replies: 27
Views: 2764

I just recieved a challenge from Bluesmudge on SSC, if his team is large enough you guys may be in for quite a war story. You live near him? From what I know his team is really bad, at least that's what blaze has told me. Maybe you'll meet blaze too. They both have APHs btw. I've only seen pics of ...
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: "CPS 2000 takes back the title!" - Soakological Prediction Claims
Replies: 39
Views: 3094

I find this funny because I built two homemades more powerful than a CPS 2000 for much less than half that. :laugh:
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Mid-Summer Status - How many battles have you had so far?
Replies: 27
Views: 2764

3 or 4, one is planned tommorow. It will be where I battle test out the Glycerin I just recently bought. That and my most recent homemade. Many of the guns there likely will be homemade actually, because most everyone is using my guns!
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 14, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: favorite soaker[s] - what are yours?
Replies: 46
Views: 4356

Depends on the situation, but my 2 APH's can cover most everything. One has dual chambers, the other is a single chamber version.